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island, new york. >>> new york city is opening schools today for the first time. >>> tuesday is election day so generators are being brought in and polling locations are being moved so ravaged sections of new york and new jersey residents will be able to vote. it remains unclear if the preparations are enough to avoid depressed turnout in communities which still lack power or people have been forced to leave their homes. >>> new york city's transit system remains a problem in the days after superstorm sandy. yesterday governor cuomo suspended tolls in the rockaways. the loss of train service makes it especially hard for residents to get back and forth. the suspended tolls will remain in place. >>> today and tomorrow fairfax police testimony is going to collect food and clothing for the victims of superstorm sandy. >> matt jablow has more. >> reporter: captain laura kenyan is the head of the criminal investigation division of the city of fairfax. >> my co-workers rally. >> reporter: during more than 20 years as a police officer she has witnessed all types of tragedies. >> but none apparen
portion of new york city is still in the dark as crews rush to try to restore electricity. >> now little by little the city's transportation system is coming back online. limited subway, bus and commuter rail service is going to have start this morning. and ines ferre has more. >> reporter: president obama visited new jersey to sheafiest hand the damage from superstorm sandy -- see firsthand the damage from superstorm sandy. the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they say were homes destroyed and streets still underwater. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow-up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today. as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still pe
interfered with the relief efforts underway after sandy. >>> in new york city leaders there are taking steps to reduce the gas lines. beginning today drivers with license plates ending with odd numbers can get fuel. tomorrow it will be people with even numbers that can fill up. only 25% of the gas stations are are open right now. >>> and getting to new york city by rail is still a challenge but amtrak is hoping to have three of its tunnels to new york's penn station back open by tonight. amtrak's goal is to restore all of its service and commuter rail in and out of the station by monday. >>> many of us here across the mid-atlantic are learning some pretty hard lessons after the superstorm. >> our own bruce leshan is living the nightmare, trying to rebuild after a tree nearly destroyed his home. he hopes it will help others. >> i'm learning a lot about how to come back after a huge tree nearly destroyed my home. and i'm hoping what i've learned is going to help some other people. a week ago i lived in a forest of tulip poplars. but all around the neighborhood now, the chainsaws are buzzing, t
to repair infrastructure and pay for emergency costs related to the storm. the new york city council is going to vote on a plan today to use half a billion dollars to repair public schools and hospitals. 23 schools and two city-owned hospitals are still closed now two weeks after the storm. in boilers, new electrical systems, roof repairs are on the long list of repairs that need to be fixed. also in new jersey they are going to end the gasoline rationing there. it will remain in place in new york city and long island. they expect to have power restored to 99% of customers by tonight. >>> here's a look at some other things making news at 4:35. the deaths of three children, their uncle and grandmother inside a toledo home appear to abmurder-suicide. the woman's husband called police after he shundz suspicion -- he found suspicious notes in the house. they found a truck running with hoses leading to a car in the garage. investigators believe the grandmother was upset about possibly losing custody of her grandchildren. >>> the awards just keep rolling in for the washington nationals. br
the rules, they may sue. new york city plans to use shuttle buses to transport voters to the polls. new york and new jersey are allowing displaced residents to cast a provisional ballot for president and statewide office holders in any polling place. >>> the uncertainty of voting tonight comes as authorities in both localities, new york and new jersey prepare for a nor'easter which is making its way toward the east coast. officials say the storm could slow efforts to restore power to the nearly 2 million people who are still without electricity. cold weather has made it hard for the people who lack heat or are now homeless. the storm is expected to pri winds of up to 55 miles an hour and there could also be more coastal flooding, as much as two inches along the shore and several inches of snow in pennsylvania and upstate new york are predicted. >>> one week after superstorm sandy, hundreds of residents in krisfield, maryland are still without a permanent home. 126 units the summer's cove apartments were evacuated and flooded there. that means 168 people are in temporary housing. officials s
display in new york city has been unveiled. they teamed up with disney to create electric holiday. 25% of the money made from the items sold in the electric holiday collection will be donated to the american red cross disaster relief. >>> keira nightly's movie opens in theaters tomorrow and is already receiving oscar buzz for her performance. >> she opens up about her latest role. alexis christoforous has more. >> reporter: she breeds new life into the classic novel. >> i love him. i am his mistress. >> reporter: this is the third film she has worked on with director joe wright. he also directed her in pride and prejudice and atonement. >> i picked up the phone and he said anna and i said yes. >> this is my happiness. >> reporter: it is a 19th century aristocrat, a wife and mother who has a scandalous affair with a calvary officer. >> this is wrong. >> make no, sir difference. >> you have no right. >> it makes no difference. >> reporter: she got engaged to british museum james wright last may looks at anna differently than she did when she read the book as a teenager. >> i remember it
a benefit concert next month in new york city for victims of superstorm sandy. kanye west, bruce springsteen and jon bon jovi will also perform. jennifer hudson takes the stage in "we will always love you." a salute to whitney houston. the special airs tonight at 10:00 on cbs. that's your year on entertainment. teresa garcia, cbs news, beverly hills. >> good morning and thank you for watching 9news now at 5:00 a.m. good morning patrick have a safe drive to the eastern shore. i'm andrea roane. >> i love that name patrick. i named my son that. and i'm mike hydeck. thank you for joining us. happy friday we're glad you're with us. >> it's a get name. >> it is. good morning monika. >> and how are you mr. howard bernstein? >> it is friday, weather is looking up right through the holiday even. so you got travel plans, you got people coming either way, it's going to work out pretty fine here. >> no problems. >> i don't see any. >> piece of cake. >> other than the schedule maybe. lack of cars or something. but weather is not going to be ab issue. here's a look at your day planner on this friday
of campaign 2012 now. president obama picks up a pretty big endorsement from new york city mayor michael bloomberg. he held rallies in wisconsin, nevada, even colorado. today, he'll spend some time in the battleground state of ohio. republican mitt romney focusing entirely on virginia yesterday. he'll kickoff the final weekend with events in wisconsin and ohio. >>> the last major snapshot of the economy before the election will be released today. the labor department will unveil the unemployment numbers this morning. economists are expected that will the economy will have added about 1 -- 125,000 jobs in october. which would be enough to get the unemployment rate to 7.9%. it will actually go up just one tenth of a percent. >>> military trucks will be used as election day polling stations in new jersey in communities that were battered by sandy. they're going to be parked at polling places that don't have power and also extending deadlines for mail-in ballots because of sandy. return them no later than the close of polls on tuesday. >>> early voters in maryland have been spending some of
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